Desdemona Quartet

Evolution: Quartet, Image Courtesy Desdemona Ensemble

Four virtual performances taking place over two days showcase Evolution: Quartet 2021 participant quartets and composers. Programs offer a full spectrum of repertoire for string quartet from the baroque period to present day and feature world premier performances works created by participant composers.  

This livestream performance will be broadcast specially for the Banff Centre community from Church of the Transfiguration, New York City.

This concert is no longer available to watch. (Ended July 25)

Desdemona Quartet 

Adrianne Munden-Dixon, violin
Caroline Drexler, violin
Carrie Frey, viola  
Julia Henderson, cello
Scholarship support generously provided by: Barbara and John Poole Memorial Endowment

Margaret Kogos, participant composer 
Scholarship support generously provided by: Banff Centre Artist Award


(Approx. 60 minutes. No intermission)

Momentum and Stasis

jaune doré | Maria Kaoutzani (b. 1993)

String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 "Razumovsky" | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando

Fantazia in F Major, Z. 737 | Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Past, Present, in Future (2021)*  | Margaret Kogos 

Fantazia in A Minor, Z. 740 (June 23, 1680)  | Henry Purcell 

Tattooed in Snow (2014) | Du Yun (b. 1977)

Fantazia in C minor, Z. 738 (June 19, 1680) | Henry Purcell

Presented in partnership with Gotham Early Music Scene, New York City, with support from the National Arts Centre